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This section describes commands that enable you to change general system information.
# date mmddHHMM[[cc]yy]
Month, using two digits.
Day of the month, using two digits.
Hour, using two digits and a 24-hour clock.
Minutes, using two digits.
Century, using two digits.
Year, using two digits.
See the date(1) man page for more information.
Example 9-8 Manually Setting a System's Date and Time
# date Monday, September 13. 2010 02:00:16 PM MDT # date 0921173404 Thu Sep 17:34:34 MST 2010
Edit the message-of-the-day file, /etc/motd, to include announcements or inquiries to all users of a system when they log in. Use this feature sparingly, and edit this file regularly to remove obsolete messages.
$ su - Password: #
Note - This method works whether root is a user or a role.
Edit the text to include the message that will be displayed during user login. Include spaces, tabs, and carriage returns.
$ cat /etc/motd Welcome to the UNIX Universe. Have a nice day.
Example 9-9 Setting Up a Message-Of-The-Day
The default message-of-the-day, which is provided when you install Oracle Solaris software, contains version information. The following example shows an edited /etc/motd file that provides information about system availability to each user who logs in.
$ cat /etc/motd The system will be down from 7:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, for upgrades and maintenance. Do not try to access the system during those hours. Thank you.
# svccfg -s svc:/system/identity:node setprop config/nodename = some-name